About University of Hannover:

Shaping the Future with Knowledge – as one of the nine leading Institutes of Technology in Germany, Leibniz University is aware of its responsibility in seeking sustainable, peaceful and responsible solutions to the key issues of tomorrow. Our expertise for this stems from the broad spectrum of subjects, ranging from engineering and natural sciences to architecture and environmental planning, from law and economics to social sciences and humanities. At Leibniz University there are currently almost 29,000 students studying in nine faculties, and some 3,100 researchers working in more than 180 institutes. The main building of the university is the Royal Palace Welfenschloss at the Welfengarten. Our internationally visible core research topics are in mechanical engineering, in quantum optics and gravitational physics, in biomedical research and in teacher training. The broad range of subjects at Leibniz University is entirely compatible with an overall university strategy of raising its profile, in particular of teaching and research, including the establishment and enhancement of research priority areas originating in the humanities and social sciences. Cooperation agreements with national and international partners strengthen our scientific expertise – our most important partner is Hannover Medical School (MHH). By adopting the name of the polymath Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz in 2006, the university committed itself to unity in its diversity.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 383 459 429 465 422 437 - - - - 551-600 501-550 501-550 551-600 551-600

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture - - - - - - - - - 451-500 451-500 451-500 451-500 451-500
Engineering - - - - - - - 294 - 351-400 351-400 351-400 351-400 401-450
Life Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Medicine - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Natural Sciences 285 278 - 287 - - - - - 401-450 301-350 301-350 351-400 301-350
Social Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences - - - - - - 401-450 401-450 401-450 401-450 451-500
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - - -
Chemistry - - - - - - 401-450 401-450 351-400 351-400 401-450
Chemical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Civil Engineering - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450 401-450 -
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - - -
Computer Science - - - - - - - - - - -
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - - -
Electrical Engineering - 286 - - - - 351-400 401-450 451-500 401-450 451-500
Environment / Ecology - - 249 - - - - - - - -
Geosciences 254 243 246 280 285 261 273 265 228 250 256
Immunology - - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science 298 248 280 270 263 270 286 301-350 301-350 301-350 351-400
Mathematics - 217 132 221 206 235 222 210 192 166 175
Mechanical Engineering - 221 200 280 277 225 268 249 229 153 174
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - - -
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - - -
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - - -
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - - - - - -
Physics 258 277 - - - - 351-400 279 299 301-350 280
Plant & Animal Science - 255 276 288 279 - - 301-350 301-350 351-400 -
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - - -
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - - -
Space Science - - - - - - - - 254 262 177
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -